What the Heck Is a Grand Jury?

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One of the weirder aspects of criminal law for accused people is defining the concept of the grand jury. It's a pre-trial process that stands at odds with the broader cultural perception of juries being a trial thing. If you're the subject of an investigation that's being put in front of a grand jury, it can be helpful to learn a bit about what one is and why this is happening.

6 December 2019

Owed Back Pay? Take Legal Steps To Get What You Need

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If a former or current employer owes you back pay for work completed throughout the year, you may wonder if you'll ever receive your funds. Many employees work extra hours for their employers. Although most of these employees receive their earnings on time, some employees don't. If you take the right legal steps, you may be able to obtain the earnings owed to you. Keep Track of Your Back Earnings

9 November 2019

React To A Move-Out Order Promptly After A Domestic Violence Charge

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Being charged with domestic violence gives you the chance to defend yourself in court. In the meantime, however, there are lots of rules that you'll need to follow. It's common for protection orders to be placed after a domestic violence arrest, meaning that you'll need to cease contact with the alleged victim in your case. There may also be other restrictions placed upon you. One challenging restriction is a move-out order, in which the court orders you to leave the residence that you've shared with the alleged victim.

10 October 2019

Getting A Restricted License After A DUI

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Getting even one DUI can have a lot of consequences, and some of the consequences can affect your ability to drive. If you are facing this charge right now and really need to drive, you should talk to your lawyer about getting a restricted driver's license. While there is no guarantee the court will approve it, fighting for one is worthwhile, as a restricted license is better than no license.

16 September 2019

Tips For Fighting A Texting-While-Driving Citation

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With so much attention being given to distracted driving issues, many drivers are facing citations for texting while driving or not using a hands-free device. However, what can complicate matters is the use of a phone's GPS or mapping system. If you were issued a ticket for texting while driving or for distracted driving because the officer believed you were texting but you were simply using your phone's GPS, you may be able to fight it.

5 August 2019

Signs You Need An Expert Witness For Your Injury Case

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Not every personal injury case requires an expert witness. However, you will do your case a great disservice if you don't get an expert witness when you should get one. Here are some of the cases where an expert witness can help. The Case Involves a Technical Subject There are situations where almost every aspect of a case is technical from the beginning. Consider an example of a medical malpractice case where you are claiming that a surgeon was negligent while operating on your brain.

8 July 2019

What You Need To Know When You Choose A DUI Attorney

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Driving under the influence is a serious crime. If you ever find yourself pulled over and taken to jail due to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you will need a good attorney to help you. After your arrest, be sure to retain an attorney right away. He or she will help you get thorough the necessary steps to help you get the best possible outcome. When you retain an attorney, there are several things to be on the lookout for.

30 May 2019

Consequences Of Committing Perjury While Serving As An Alibi Witness

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If someone you know is facing legal trouble, he or she might involve you to help with the alibi. Unfortunately, if the person wasn't actually with you at the time of the crime, you may feel compelled to lie as a way of "helping." This may be especially tempting if your friend has unequivocally told you that he or she is innocent of the charges. You may think that stretching the truth a little will be a good idea, but this is definitely a misconception.

30 April 2019

Why You Should Seek Professional Social Security Insurance Services

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If you have decided that it would be in your best interest to file for Social Security insurance services, such as the monthly disability payment, due to a long-lasting injury or illness that has caused you to become unable to financially provide for yourself, you will want to continue reading. Many people may try to apply for disability all on their own, but there is professional help out there that they can get in order to help their case.

26 March 2019

3 Things You Need To Know About Proving Age Discrimination

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  The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employers from making employment-related decisions on the basis of an employee's age. This means that employers cannot use age as a determining factor when deciding which employees to terminate or promote. Employers are also prohibited from reducing an employee's wages or restricting access to training opportunities based on the employee's age. If you believe your employer is discriminating against you based on your age, you may be able to file a lawsuit for age discrimination.

20 February 2019